Piston Engine Service School
Recognized as one of the leading centers of aviation education in the country, Pennsylvania College of Technology has been solely appointed and authorized by Lycoming to conduct the Lycoming Piston Engine Service School.
Lycoming, through Pennsylvania College of Technology an affiliate of Penn State University, offers in Williamsport, PA, two hands-on training courses designed specifically for Lycoming engine owners, operators, mechanics, pilots and instructors. The first is the Lycoming Piston Engine Service School, a comprehensive four-day refresher course on Lycoming current-production engines, and the second is the follow-up Disassembly/Reassembly Course, a three-day hands-on instruction in the proper procedures for disassembling and assembling Lycoming 4 and 6-cylinder engines.
Designed for Lycoming engine owners, operators, A&P mechanics, instructors and students.
Conducted at Pennsylvania College of Technology's airport facility, the Service School is a comprehensive four-day, hands-on, refresher course on Lycoming's current production piston aircraft engines.
Pennsylvania College of Technology has been solely authorized by Lycoming to conduct the Piston Engine Service School. Located in Williamsport, PA, Penn College is an affiliate of Penn State University, and is one of the leading centers of aviation education in the country.
The Lycoming Service School
A mechanic's refresher course on Lycoming's current production piston aircraft engines, covering:
- Engine construction.
- Theory of operation.
- Engine servicing.
- Inspection, servicing and troubleshooting of related components.
The instructor is an experienced teacher with specific knowledge of Lycoming engines. Courses are held at our airport facility in Montoursville, in a dedicated classroom stocked with sample parts and visual aids. Class sizes are small to allow for personal attention, questions and in-depth discussions. Each course consists of four seven-hour days, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break. Upon completion, the course can be used for qualification for the IA renewal program FAR 65.93 (a)(4). To receive a certificate, attendance for all four days is mandatory.
You may take this course for credit (two credits) or non-credit. To qualify for these credits, students must pass a written test given at the end of the course.
To take the course for credit, students must pay the current credit tuition for two credits. Current Penn College students may elect to use this course as an elective toward graduation.
Students learn about:
- The history of Lycoming engines.
- Engine model coding.
- Service bulletins, letters, instructions, and other publications.
- Starter ring gear supports.
- Crankshafts, crankcases, valve trains and camshafts.
- Assemblies: cylinder, connecting rod and piston.
- Systems: exhaust, oil, ignition, induction, fuel and turbocharger.
This hands-on course is conducted seven hours a day, for three consecutive weekdays, and is usually scheduled to immediately follow a Service School session. Class size consists of two-student teams, each working on 4- or 6-cylinder Lycoming engines, learning proper procedures for engine disassembly and reassembly. To qualify for this course, students must have completed the Service School within the last seven years.
During the course, students learn about:
- Proper lubrication points.
- Proper torquing and adjustments.
- Magneto-to-engine timing.
- Proper procedures for disassembly and reassembly.
Who would benefit from taking these courses?
The Lycoming Service School and Disassembly/Reassembly Course are each designed for A&P mechanics, IA certified mechanics, engine owners and operators, pilots and instructors of aviation-related subjects.
Course fees and other details
Service School is $725 (USD) per student. Disassembly/Reassembly Course, tuition is $700 (USD). Tuitions include all course materials and a one-year subscription to all Lycoming service bulletins, letters and instructions. Attendees of the Disassembly/Reassembly Course may opt to receive an engine overhaul manual of their choice.
Attendees are responsible for transportation to and from Williamsport, meals and lodging. The school has negotiated a special rate with a nearby hotel, which includes travel to and from classes. When you call to register, we can provide you with the telephone number to call for reservations.
Please note: The courses are conducted in English.
Prices subject to change without notice.
How to register
Select the appropriate class from the following schedules:
2013 Lycoming Piston Engine Service School
- January 15-18
- February 4-7
- February 18-21
- March 19-22
- April 8-11
- May 6-9
- May 20-23
- June 4-7
- September 10-13
- September 16-19
- October 8-11
- November 4-7
2013 Disassembly/Assembly Course
- January 21-23
- February 22, 25-26
- March 25-27
- April 12, 15-16
- May 10, 13-14
- September 20, 23-24
- October 14-16
- November 8, 11-12
To register for the course of your choice, call or fax:
Tel: 570.327.4775 Fax: 570.321.5546